The 2013/14 concert season brings a wide variety of works by Bach and his contemporaries all performed by members of the Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra. Click on each program for more detailed information. Tickets are not yet available, but will be later in the summer.
The Road to Bach
Friday, September 27, 2013 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 28, 2013 – 7:30 pm
The Baroque Room
275 E. 4th Street Suite 280
St. Paul, MN
International Baroque violinist Jin Kim and Artistic Director Paul Boehnke, harpsichord explore the Italian and German influences of Castello, Corelli and Froberger on J.S. Bach in this intimate recital. Bach’s sonatas for violin and harpsichord in e minor and G major are featured as well as the French Suite number IV for harpsichord in e flat major. Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket early.
Jin Kim, violin
Paul Boehnke, harpsichord
Bach's Christmas Oratorio *
Saturday, December 7, 2013 – 7:30 pm
St. Mary's Chapel on the campus of the St. Paul Seminary
2260 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN
Sunday, December 8, 2013 – 4:00 pm
First Lutheran Church
1555 40th Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN
Celebrate the holiday season with this joyous treasure. The Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra under the direction of Paul Boehnke offer the first three cantatas from Bach’s beloved Christmas Oratorio. Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano; Nicole Warner, alto; Roy Heilman, tenor and Jon Ten Brink, bass are featured soloists.
Bach and Jazz *
Friday, February 28, 2014 – 7:30 pm **
Jussi Björling Recital Hall
Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, MN
Saturday, March 1, 2014 – 7:30 pm
30 10th St E St Paul, MN 55101
Our third year of collaborating with the jazz trio Framework continues our energetic exploration of commonality between these two genres. Our past B and J concerts have been hailed for the kinetic connections felt by all. Plenty of fun, refreshments and just plain “cool” to fill the evening.
Bach and Vivaldi *
Saturday, March 29, 2014 – 7:30 pm
Sundin Music Hall
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN
Nothing says “Glorious” quite like these two Baroque giants. The Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra come together to present two of Vivaldi’s choral works including his ever-popular Gloria, Bach’s Concerto in E for violin, and Bach’s transcription for harpsichord of one of Vivaldi's concertos.
* These activities are made possible, in part, by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
**This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.